We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

Virginia Ash

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Sherborne Road | Henstridge, Templecombe BA8 0PL, England
+44 1963 363868
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 147: English reviews
Wincanton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Virginia Ash is a large pleasant pub in Henstridge, there is a full menu on a Sunday, a choice of  4 diff roasts and the normal pub menu, I had the roast pork, came with a Yorkshire pudding, roasties, parsnips and 6 veg, well cooked hot meal, the service was very friendly and attentive, great friendly pub with good food.

1 Thank Mutleythedog
Dorset, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here so often, we have sampled most things on the menu. Everything is so consistently good, everything arrives hot and service is excellent. Would always recommend.

1 Thank Wendy A
Dorking, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Virginia Ash, is a good little pub on the corner of the crossroads, plenty of parking, nice atmosphere. The food is reasonably priced and I've gone a few times with friends/family and had a really lovely meal. Staff are quick to attend to you too.

Thank Jessica M
Mere, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited the Virginia Ash with a group of friends on Sunday as it had been recommended. The menu had a good choice and the food was lovely. However, when we came to pay at the end of the meal, the service we received was awful! Two members of our party (a table of eight), paid for their meal... More 

Thank meganmorgan612
Heraklion, Greece
Level Contributor
40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This restaurant is truly excellent and a great find. Although I have lived in Dorset for about 12 years it has never ceased to amaze me that despite their being an abundance of really nice pubs and restaurant around every corner and the quality and variety of food in this area of England is superb, the number of eateries actually... More 

1 Thank Barrie H
Whitchurch, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We called in for supper on the way home after a very trying day. Our meal was quickly served on nice hot plates. The very generous portions were tasty and good value for money. The staff were friendly and we will call again when in the area.

1 Thank Marian1990
Horsham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We visited here while staying at a nearby Bed and Breakfast and were recommended it. Very good food and excellent, friendly service. I would certainly return.

1 Thank 777jess
Level Contributor
71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Went here with friends had a really good meal, food was plentiful hot & quickly served. What more do you need on a busy Saturday night.

2 Thank pipharris15
Level Contributor
89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Spur of the moment visit for dinner with 8 family members. Only had mains, and all arrived piping hot at the same time. All had different dishes ranging from chicken, bacon & leek pie to steak, to salad. Could fault nothing, not even the price with the total bill, including drinks, coming in at under £100. Definitely returning

1 Thank Jaynand
Level Contributor
93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely, friendly pub with a great menu and very generous portions (you have been warned). Loved the fact that every course was piping hot and beautifully cooked. As tourists, we were given a warm welcome which is not always the case in a village pub. Certainly worth a visit.

1 Thank Dizzy_Blonde1

Travellers who viewed Virginia Ash also viewed

Templecombe, Somerset
Wincanton, Somerset
South Cheriton, Somerset

Been to Virginia Ash? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sherborne Road | Henstridge, Templecombe BA8 0PL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Templecombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1963 363868

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Virginia Ash staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?